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DIY Tips Why Your Dryer Does Not Heat Up

When you come to unload your dryer, and it turns out that your clothes are still wet after a full cycle, then clearly, there is some problem. To ease this situation, we mentioned some DIY tips to find what’s wrong with your dryer and maybe not call in specialists.

The Vent is Blocked, Dryer Does Not Heat Up

One of the most common reasons why the dryer does not heat up is because the air vent is blocked. To find out if the vent is clogged, start the high-temperature drying cycle. Then go outside your house and place your hand in front of the exhaust vent if the flowing air is warm and at a good rate. If there is not much airflow, the exhaust vent should be cleaned up or even changed. If the air seems cool, possibly that there is a problem with your dryer, which should be checked by a professional maintenance specialist

Improper Energy And Gas Supply

A normal gas or electric supply to your dryer is the next thing to check. The dryers receive electricity from a 240-volt circuit that is powered by two 120-volt power lines. If one of the lines doesn’t work properly, the dryer can still run, but it won’t heat up properly.

Your dryer won’t heat up if the gas supply to the appliance is off. These issues need to be checked by professionals to ensure that the dryer is operating safely. 

Clogged Airflow And Dirty Lint Screen

A dirty lint screen is the next common cause of dryer problems. When the screen is clogged with debris, the airflow is reduced, and this will not allow your clothes to dry properly. The lint screen should be clean after each cycle. You can use a toothbrush and soapy hot water to wipe the screen gently. Make sure that the lint screen is completely dried before placing it in your dryer. 

Your Load is Uneven

Pay attention to what you are drying; if mixing small and large items separately it can create an imbalance. When you put things like towels and sheets in, your dryer may heat up at lower levels or even turn off. This means that while your lighter clothing and smaller items have appropriately dried, the heavier and larger items are still wet.

Your Washing Machine Problem

If you’ve gone through this list and still the problem cannot be found, you also might want to look at your washing machine. When you pull your wet clothes out your dryer, it might not be the dryer’s problem. If your washer is not draining completely and spinning properly, it makes the dryer’s task harder to complete. Don’t put your clothing straight in the dryer; check it as it comes out, if it’s dripping wet, the problem should be in your washing machine. 

There is a verity of issues that can affect the dryer’s efficiency, so informing yourself of these problems helps you maintain your appliance’s maximum performance. 

For technical advice, you can always count on our specialists at AC Repair Center to help you. Contact us if you find the problem unsolvable or you don’t want to cause further damages to your appliance, we’ll be happy to help.